Hayward Says ‘Too Early’ to Reach Conclusions on Spill’s Cause

Hayward Slammed by Lawmakers as Stonewalling on Oil Spill
BP CEO Tony Hayward is sworn in before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the BP Deepwater Horizon rig. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward said “it’s too early to reach conclusions” on the cause of the company’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hayward responded to questions at a House hearing from Representative Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, who said there’s already evidence that “BP blew it” and “cut corners.”